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Man (60s), believed to be from Fermanagh, dies after falling into river in Donegal

A man in his 60s has died after falling into a river in Gweedore, Co Donegal.

A spokesman for the Irish Health and Safety Authority said the man had been carrying out maintenance work at the time of his fall.

RTE is reporting the man was originally from Ederny in Fermanagh.

He fell from a bridge over the River Clady, with the Malin Head Coast Guard receiving a call from a member of the public shortly after 11am.

This triggered a multi-agency response, involving members of the Coast Guard, gardai, the Fire Service, members of mountain rescue, and local divers.

The man's body was recovered by Coast Guard divers at around 2.30pm.

A spokeswoman for An Garda Siochana confirmed a man in his mid-60s had died.

The body of the male was pronounced dead at the scene.

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